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“Lovely property. Great breakfast” 5 of 5 bubbles
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John Rutledge House Inn
Ranked #4 of 60 Hotels in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence
Clearwater, Florida
Level Contributor
71 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Lovely property. Great breakfast”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2012

My wife and I stayed at thid B and B for 3 nights. It is on Broad street which is close to shopping, great resturants and the battery. The beds were very comfortable and the breakfast which we had delivered to to room was great. You can choose from 2 main entrees and can order many different sides and drinks. The decor was period to the 1800s and very nice. Staff was very friendly and helpful. We would surely stay there again.

Room Tip: We stayed at the carriage house with our dog. Treats were waiting for our dog when we arrived.
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank lektor1
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OwnerCharmingInns, Owner at John Rutledge House Inn, responded to this review, 6 September 2012
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at the John Rutledge House Inn. I am glad to see that your whole family - dog included- enjoyed our accommodations. Our beds feature Tempur-Pedic mattresses and are quite popular. I’m glad that you had a great time in Charleston and returned home with such wonderful memories. We look forward to your next visit.

Sincerely, Richard Widman, Proprietor
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Pardeeville, Wisconsin
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16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2012

My daughter's and I stayed here almost two weeks ago on our very first visit to Charleston during a girl's roadtrip. Selecting just the right place to stay in Charleston was difficult since there were so many options and we were only staying the one night. We certainly made the right choice! We picked the John Rutledge because of the historic aspect and the great reviews it had on Trip Advisor. This Bed and breakfast is located in a great location and within easy walking distance to just about everything. It is among many beautiful historic buildings yet right around the corner from King Street which offers premier shopping, something my daughters loved. The staff was outstanding! Everyone was so welcoming and treated us as if they had known us for years. During afternoon tea (the lemonade and treats were awesome) the inn keeper spent quite a bit of time helping us find just the right place to have dinner which was another difficult task since again there are so many choices. We ended up eating at the Oak Steakhouse which was about 6 blocks up Broad Street. The filet mignon was the best we've ever tasted. Our room was in the Main building on the 3rd floor. It was beautifully decorated, very clean, HUGE and had super comfortable beds. We filled out our breakfast card around 11:00 pm at night and our delicious meal was served to us in our room promptly at the time we selected. We could have also had it served in the ballroom or the patio area. With the extremely hot temps we greatly appreciated the cooler filled with ice cold bottled water that was at the back door when we returned from our sight seeing. This stay exceeded our expectations and was well worth the money.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Luv2travel127127
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OwnerCharmingInns, Owner at John Rutledge House Inn, responded to this review, 6 September 2012
Thank you for such an outstanding and thorough review of the John Rutledge House Inn. I am thrilled that you and your daughters enjoyed the full “bed and breakfast” experience. There are so many wonderful amenities to take advantage of at the inn like breakfast delivery and afternoon tea. Our central location of course is great for dining and shopping. I take great pride in our staff and am pleased to hear your kind remarks. Thank you again for choosing to stay at the John Rutledge House and for taking the time to share your memories.

Sincerely, Richard Widman, Proprietor
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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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76 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2012 via mobile

This B&B is located in the historic district of Charleston. It is beautifully decorated. The staff is very friendly and helpful. They really made us feel welcome. The room was very comfortable and offered all the comforts one would wish for. Breakfast was delicious.

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Melitta B
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OwnerCharmingInns, Owner at John Rutledge House Inn, responded to this review, 22 August 2012
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at the John Rutledge House Inn. I am thrilled that had such a positive experience with our staff and enjoyed a great stay here in Charleston. Enjoy the rest of your summer. We look forward to seeing you again.

Sincerely,
Richard Widman, Proprietor
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Maumelle, Arkansas
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22 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2012

We thoroughly enjoyed our two days here. Excellent and friendly service and a wonderfully historic setting, yet with modern conveniences such as wifi, bottled water, tv/dvd, and up to date bath. Best of the old and new.

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Yooler
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OwnerCharmingInns, Owner at John Rutledge House Inn, responded to this review, 2 August 2012
Hello: Thank you for choosing the John Rutledge House Inn. I am glad that you enjoyed your experience and our modern conveniences. Enjoy the rest of your summer!

Sincerely,
Richard Widman, Proprietor
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Boston
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17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2012

This hotel is located right in the center of town and is convenient to everything. Everyone who worked at the Inn was friendly, helpful and more than happy to go out of their way to get you reservations or a name of a nice restaurant. I would recommend this place to my friends.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank AllisonRBoston
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OwnerCharmingInns, Owner at John Rutledge House Inn, responded to this review, 2 August 2012
Hello Allison, thank you for your review and recommendation. I take great pride in our staff and will be sure to give them your compliments. We hope to host you and your family again soon.

Sincerely,
Richard Widman Proprietor
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Additional Information about John Rutledge House Inn

Property: John Rutledge House Inn
Address: 116 Broad St, Charleston, SC 29401-2437
Region: United States > South Carolina > Coastal South Carolina > Charleston > Downtown
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Luxury Hotel in Charleston
#5 Romantic Hotel in Charleston
#16 Family Hotel in Charleston
#32 Business Hotel in Charleston
Price range (per night): ₹ 22,516 - ₹ 27,229
Hotel Class:4 star — John Rutledge House Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
America's Most Historic Inn. John Rutledge, one of the fifty-five signers of the U.S. Constitution, built his home in 1763. Now exquisitely restored, it is one of only fifteen homes belonging to those signers to survive - and the only one to now accommodate overnight hotel guests. History records that George Washington called here in 1791. An entry in his diary shows a breakfast with Mrs. Rutledge. A loving rejuvenation has restored the beautiful details of the home's 18th and 19th century architecture: the elaborately carved Italian marble fireplaces, the original plaster moldings, the inlaid floors and the graceful ironwork. The John Rutledge House Inn offers nineteen guest rooms within a complex of three buildings. One may choose between the elegance of rooms and spacious suites in the original grand residence or the charm and seclusion of rooms in the inn's two carriage houses. Antiques and historically accurate reproductions give each room its own warmth and distinction. John Rutledge House Inn is proud to be a founding hotel in Historic Hotels of America, as well as Select Registry - Distinguished Inns of America and Classic Inns of the South. Guests may leave cars parked on-site for their entire stay because the best of this beautiful port city is just beyond the doors of the John Rutledge House Inn. The city's finest restaurants, theaters, shops, and the Old City Market are all in short walking distance. The gorgeous residential area "South of Broad" begins directly opposite the Inn. A stay in this elegant antebellum bed and breakfast offers the opportunity to experience history as well as the warm hospitality for which the South is justly famous. ... more   less 
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